GOLD STAR AG 12

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Cargo Ship
    Keel Laid 1919 as GOLD STAR
    Acquired by U.S. Navy November 8 1921 and renamed

  1. USS ARCTURUS AK-12
    Commissioned Cargo Ship (AK) February 1 1922

  2. USS GOLD STAR AK-12
    Original name restored February 6 1922

  3. USS GOLD STAR AG-12
    Reclassified Miscellaneous Auxiliary (AG) May 2 1922
    Decommissioned April 17 1946
    Transferred to Maritime Commission June 30 1946 for disposal

    Sold December 1 1947 for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Gold Star AG-12 Covers Page 1    (1926-41)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type
3 1923

1926-06-07

GregCiesielski GoldStar AG12 19260607 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski GoldStar AG12 19260607 1 Front.jpg

Sailor's Mail. Courtesy of the Jim Myerson Collection.


 

Locy Type
3 (A-TTB)

"HONOLULU /
HAWAII"

1938-04-15

GregCiesielski GoldStar AG12 19380415 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski GoldStar AG12 19380415 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)

"MANILA /
PI"

1939-05-30

GregCiesielski GoldStar AG12 19390530 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski GoldStar AG12 19390530 1 Front.jpg

Cachet commemorates the Great White Fleet


 

Locy Type
5hks
(Straightline Date)

"PEARL HARBOR /
T H"

1934-01-25

JonBurdett goldstar ag12 19340125 pm.jpg
JonBurdett goldstar ag12 19340125.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
5hks

"GUAM /
M.I."

1934-02-27

GregCiesielski GoldStar AG12 19340227 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski GoldStar AG12 19340227 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
5bhks

"MANILA /
P I"

1934-04-02

JonBurdett goldstar ag12 19340402r pm.jpg
JonBurdett goldstar ag12 19340402.jpeg

Note:


 

Locy Type
5hks (repaired)

"GAUM M I"

1935-02-14

JonBurdett goldstar ag12 19350214 pm.jpg
JonBurdett goldstar ag12 19350214.jpg

Guam misspelled in killers


 

Locy Type
9v

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. G-16

1936-05-18

JonBurdett goldstar ag12 19360518 pm.jpg
JonBurdett goldstar ag12 19360518.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 9efw
("U.S.S." omitted)

1940-07-26

GregCiesielski GoldStar AG12 19400726 1 Postmark.jpg

N/A

Note: On Piece.


 

Locy Type
9x

1940-01-09

JonBurdett goldstar ag12 19400109-1 pm.jpg
JonBurdett goldstar ag12 19400109-1.jpg

Favor strike on stamp block

 

Other Information

ARCTURUS

NAMESAKE - The fourth brightest star in the sky and the brightest star in the constellation Boötes

GOLD STAR

USS GOLD STAR earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet Clasp), the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 1 Campaign star, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia Clasp) and the Philippines Liberation Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Former name retained.

 


 

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